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The five P's of interviewing are essential! Do you know that Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Presentation?

What’s your brand?

Getting ready for a transition? Looking to explore new paths? How do you get your best out there? Make a lasting impression that differentiates you from others and helps elevate your resume or LinkedIn profile to the top of a recruiter or admission officer’s list.

MBA Success

Are you thinking about an MBA?
The decision to apply to business school is both exhilarating and challenging! Explore ways to maximize your chances of success in the application process.

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Are you evaluating your next career steps?
Should you be looking for a significant career transformation or just looking for avenues to continue to grow and accelerate your path? We’re here to help!

The rebranding of Wharton's Business Plan Competition

February 03, 2017
Great article on the re-branding of the Wharton Business Plan competition into the "Penn-Wharton Startup Challenge". The re-branding acknowledges that successful startups are less about formalized business plans, and more about experimentation, iteration, and advocating ideas to key stakeholders (i.e. investors, key employees) to generate buy-in. More importantly, it acknowledges that potential partners can be drawn from a variety of Penn schools (each with specialized skillsets) rather than relying solely on students at Wharton. Chicago Booth, HBS, Kellogg (through Northwestern) and other top schools host similar competitions, often with specialties (i.e. HBS includes a Social Enterprise Track) that help you benchmark to business models targeting similar problems.

What will make you different?

January 31, 2017
US News and World Report recently released a summary of the business school programs receiving the highest number of applicants in 2015. All of the names are well-known schools, and great programs. The numbers cited by their reporting are particularly helpful as you think about your own applications for next year. The thousands of applicants are already self-selecting themselves into an applicant pool with above-average academic, work, and extracurricular credentials. What will make you different?

Charting post-MBA success

January 25, 2017
The London Business School's latest employment report offers a useful reminder that there are many ways to chart post-MBA success!

Will you be ready?

January 18, 2017
As we approach a new era in American (and likely global) politics, we have heard from dozens of clients over the past few months. Some are excited, such as those working to reinvigorate American manufacturing. Others are fearful, such as tech workers on H1B visas facing the prospect of moving to new countries in order to retain their career tracks, or executives with children who have pre-existing medical conditions. Yet the common thread between conversations is acknowledging the uncertainty ahead. While it is easy to become defensive in the face of such uncertainty, change invites opportunity. Will you be ready?

Fuqua Class of 2019 Essay Analysis

July 11, 2016

Duke’s Fuqua School of Business has released their deadlines and essay prompts for the 2016-17 MBA admissions season. They have kept their “25 things” prompt, which is a fun way to differentiate yourself, as well as adding a new prompt around engaging with the Fuqua community.